Prince George’s County, Maryland…. Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark A. Magaw is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 January Initiative. The initiative, which ran for five consecutive weeks, was conducted during a 24 hour, seven day a week period. The initiative included police officers from the Bureau of Patrol, Narcotics Enforcement Division, Special Operations Division, Special Investigations Division, Traffic Enforcement Unit, Special Assignment Teams, Robbery Suppression and Burglary Suppression Teams. Each unit conducted proactive enforcement operations in communities inside the Beltway that have been identified as having a high propensity for criminal activity.
“The incredible amount of work done by the officers involved in this program only exemplifies our commitment to making these communities safer,” said Major Joseph McCann.
During the initiative, officers made a total of 551 arrests that included two murder arrests, three attempted murder arrests, 23 robberies or attempted robbery arrests and three carjacking arrests and seized 54 handguns. Officers recovered illegal drugs with a street value totaling nearly $100,000.
“Our community deserves the very best that we have to offer. With that, I want to assure our community that we will continue to work together in partnership to reduce crime,” said Chief Mark A. Magaw.
For further information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.